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Investors commit N10bn to waste management in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has handed over waste management in the state to three investors, who are committing N10 billion to the project. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State Mr Yusuf Othman, the Director of Environment,  Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, made this known in an interview in Kaura, Kaduna State. Othman, who spoke on the sideline of a ...

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World Cleanup Day: Sweden to prioritise awareness on climate change in Nigeria

Swedish Embassy

The Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria says awareness creation on issues about climate change remains a top priority to proffer solutions to the global environmental problem in the country. Swedish Embassy officials with other participants at the activities to mark the 2021 “World Cleanup Day” themed: “Plogging” on Saturday in Abuja The Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Carl Michael Gräns, said ...

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Ebonyi intensifies waste evacuation campaign

David Umahi

The Ebonyi State Government says it is intensifying its waste evacuation system that is aimed at ensuring cleaner environment that will safeguard its citizens’ health. Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State Dr. Richard Nnabu, Commissioner for Environment, Grants and Donor Agencies, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abakaliki, the state capital. Nnabu said that the initiative had helped ...

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Environment ministry validates National Waste Battery Management Policy with EU, German support

Waste battery

The European Union (EU) and German Government, within the framework of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme, have supported the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEnv) to validate the National Waste Battery Management Policy. Waste battery The Policy, which was developed in collaboration with several stakeholders in the sector during several technical meetings and roundtable discussions, establishes the national standard of best ...

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Waste management: Lagos invests N2bn on dumpsites rehabilitation

Olusosun dumpsite

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 said that it had invested over N2 billion towards the rehabilitation of dumpsites across the state for effective waste management. Scavengers at the Olusosun dumpsite in Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known during the unveiling of 102 new compactor trucks and 100 double dino bins at Lagos ...

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Waste management: Lagos unveils 102 locally assembled trucks


Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 unveiled102 locally assembled compactor trucks and 100 double dino waste bins, toward boosting waste management. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, inspecting a compactor truck during the unveiling of 102 waste Collection Trucks and 100 Double Dino Bins for LAWMA at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 ...

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Waste management: Stakeholders urged to collaborate for effective implementation

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 urged all environment stakeholders to collaborate for effective implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programme, to ensure strong waste management practices in the country. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Chief Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment, said this at the 11th National Regulatory Dialogue on Implementation of National Environmental ...

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FCTA spends N8bn on waste management annually – Minister

Dr Ramatu Aliyu

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has disclosed that the FCT administration spent about N8 billion annually on waste management in the Federal Capital City (FCC) and the satellite towns. Dr Ramatu Aliyu, FCT Minister of State The Minister made the disclosure in a statement issued by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Austine Elemue, on Sunday, August ...

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Brief clamous hazardous waste regulation to end ‘toxic colonialism’

Unsorted plastic waste

An IISD policy brief explains that to change the practice of dumping hazardous wastes, the sources must be identified and governments must be enabled to protect the most vulnerable. Unsorted plastic waste Authored by Jennifer Allan, the brief is part of the “Still Only One Earth” series being released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human ...

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Group sensitises students to dangers of e-waste


A non-governmental organisation (NGO), E-waste Relief Foundation (ERF), on Wednesday, July 28, 2021  sensitised  students of the Yaba College  of  Technology Secondary school, Lagos, to the  dangers  and challenges  of electronic waste (e-waste). E-waste Dr Ifeanyi Ochonohor, President ERF, in his welcome speech at the Students Sustainability  and Awareness Programme (SEAP), said that the sensitisation would expose the students to e-waste management and its ...

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